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Most of the ponds in Guwahati are in a sorry state now. They need to be preserved, not just as heritage sites, but also as drinking water providers and collectors of surface runoff.

Guwahati, one of the fastest growing cities in India, is thousands of years old. Once known as Pragjyotishpura or the city of eastern light, Guwahati has many ancient stories attached to it. This beautiful city finds mention in epics such as Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas.

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Petition filed against green nod granted to Dibang hydel project

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No deal on Teesta irks Bangladesh Opposition 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party has blamed the ruling government for not being able to ink a deal on Teesta river's water sharing. Dams on the river on the Indian side have hindered its flow and led to water scarcity in northern Bangladesh

Alarming water shortage in Manipur

Brothers in water crisis: India and China

The countries will face a combined water shortfall of one trillion cubic metres by 2030, said former chairman of the Central Ground Water Board SC Dhiman.

Supreme plan for manual scavengers

The Water and energy nexus

A report released by the United Nations in Tokyo this World Water Day says places where people do not have adequate access to water largely coincide with those where people have no electric power

NGT demands report on fluorosis in Maharashtra

Hailstorm destroys crop in Maharashtra

Unexpected rain and hailstorm severely impacts crops like wheat, grapes, papaya, cotton, onion and Jowar spread over 12 lakh hectares and kills thousands of livestock, animals and birds even as the State still does not have a plan for climate change.

PM terms Teesta pact with B'desh 'difficult'
India and Bangladesh share 54 rivers. Tension on water sharing continues despite a Joint River Commission seeking solutions since 1972

Groundwater hits bottom near Coca Cola's plant in Rajasthan

Farmers in Kaladera block of Jaipur claim that agriculture has become difficult due to rapid fall in ground water after the beverage giant entered the region in 2000.

Ammonia in Delhi's water rises yet again

Chemical fertilizers spelling death for infants: Study

Death of babies less than one month old in rural areas may be due to exposure to chemical fertilizers that percolate into water, says a study published in the Journal of Development Economics.

No toilets in 25% of Odisha's government schools

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